New Delhi, Feb 25: Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi passed away on Saturday following a cardiac arrest in Dubai. She was 54. The actress was in Dubai to attend the marriage function of actress Sonam Kapoor’s cousin Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi Kapoor. Confirming the news of her death, Sridevi’s brother-in-law and actor Sanjay Kapoor said, “Yes, it is true. I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet.” Also Read - Models Who Posed Naked on Dubai Balcony to be Kicked Out of Country, Photographer to be Deported Too
The news of death came as a shock for everyone in the film industry. Many Bollywood actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Sushmita Sen, Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh took to Twitter to pay their condolences. Also Read - Group of Women Strip Naked to Pose on Balcony, Arrested After Lewd Video Goes Viral
Amitabh Bachchan in a cryptic tweet wrote, “Don’t know why, feeling a strange restlessness.” “I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved Sridevi . A dark day. RIP,” tweeted Priyanka Chopra. Also Read - Chaalbaaz In London: Shraddha Kapoor To Play Double Role For The First Time and She is Super Excited
“Really Shocked and disturbed to hear that Sridevi Ma am is no more. RIP Sridevi,” wrote Sidharth Malhotra.
“I am at a loss for words & jolted as if struck by lightening at this late hour of the night to learn about the shocking & tragic news & untimely demise of #Sridevi ji. Heartbroken. She was India’s sweetheart, an incredible artiste & a beautiful human being. Gone too soon,” tweeted singer Adnan Sami.
She was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour, in 2013. Sridevi is known for her performance in some of the iconic films like ‘Mr India’, ‘Nagina’, ‘Sadma’, ‘Chaalbaaz’, ‘Chandni’ among many others. She was last seen in ‘Mom’ in 2017.